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You’d Think Mitchell’s Last Name Would Be “Ford” Given His Ownership of Detroit: LIONS at BEARS – December 6, 2020

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In lieu of a lengthy preamble focusing on sub-.500 Bears and Lions teams, here’s a collection of Mitchell Trubisky highlights that confirm his ownership of Detroit’s football team.

Enjoy:

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1305224662712893441?s=20

 

“Never Tell Me The Odds”

The DraftKings SportsBook lists the Bears (5-6) as 3-point favorites against the Lions (4-7). Over/under: 44.5.

Series History:

The Bears lead 102-74-5. Matt Nagy is 5-0 against the Lions since stepping into the rivalry.

Game Time, Broadcast Info, Officiating Crew:

Location: Soldier Field

Broadcast Info: Sunday, December 6 at noon CT on FOX (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin), WBBM-AM 780 and WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Mark Grote)

Referee: Clay Martin

Expected Starters and Lineups:

Bears Expected Starters:

Offense

•   QB Mitchell Trubisky (He’s still back!)
•   RB David Montgomery
•   WRs Allen Robinson II, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller
•   TE Jimmy Graham
•   LT Charles Leno Jr., LG Cody Whitehair, C Sam Mustipher, RG Alex Bars, RT Germain Ifedi

Defense

•   DT Akiem Hicks, NT Bilal Nichols, DE Brent Urban
•   OLBs Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn
•   ILBs Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan
•   CBs Kyle Fuller, Jaylon Johnson
•   FS Eddie Jackson
•   SS Tashaun Gipson Sr.

Specialists

•   Cairo Santos (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Sales (long snapper), Cordarrelle Patterson (kick returns), DeAndre Carter (punt returns)

Lions Expected Starters:

•   QB Matthew Stafford
•   RB D’Andre Swift
•   WRs Marvin Jones, Marvin Hall, Jamal Agnew
•   TE T.J. Hockenson
•   LT Taylor Decker, LG Jonah Jackson, C Frank Ragnow, RG Logan Stenberg, RT Tyrell Crosby

Defense

•   DE Everson Griffen, LDT John Penisini, RDT Nicholas Williams, DE Romeo Okwara
•   OLB Christian Jones, MLB Jarrad Davis, SLB Jamie Collins
•   CBs Amani Oruwariye, Justin Coleman
•   FS Tracy Walker, SS Duron Harmon

Specialists

•   Matt Prater (kicker), Jack Fox (punter, holder), Don Mulbach (long snapper), Jamal Agnew (kick & punt returns)

Three Bears …

Bill Lazor is the first coach to ever be mentioned in this segment, so congrats to him. This marks Lazor’s first time calling a Lions game for Trubisky, which should make for some interesting play-calls. There is ample tape of what Trubisky does well against Detroit. HOWEVA … the Lions are coming off an extended absence and have a new defensive play-caller. I fully expect Detroit to throw the kitchen sink at Trubisky, which is why Lazor’s game-plan is so important.

Robert Quinn missed the first meeting between these teams while nursing an injury. It would be nice for him to show out, especially if Akiem Hicks can’t play and Khalil Mack gets an extra dose of attention. Quinn collected a season-high four tackles against the Packers last week, but had no sacks or quarterback hits. In fact, Quinn is still searching for his first tackle-for-loss since Week 17 of the 20219 season.

Anthony Miller has been a Lions slayer since debuting in 2018. In his first game against Detroit, he caught five passes, racked up 122 yards, and scored a touchdown. Fast forward to Thanksgiving 2019, when Miller hauled in nine more passes and gained 140 yards. And in the most recent game, Miller caught four passes for 76 yards. That touchdown was a game-winning doozy!



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.